Amanus

For other uses, see Nur.

The Nur Mountains (Turkish: Nur Dağları, "Mountains of Holy Light"), also known as Gâvur Mountains (Turkish: gâvur, "infidel"), the ancient Amanus (Ancient Greek: Ἁμανός), is a mountain range in the Hatay Province of south-central Turkey, which runs roughly parallel to the Gulf of İskenderun.

The range reaches a maximum elevation of 2,240 m (7,350 ft) and divides the coastal region of Cilicia from inland Syria. The highest peak is Bozdağ. A major pass through the mountains known as the Syrian Gates is located near the town of Belen. Another pass known as the Bahçe Pass or Amanic Gates is further north.

References

  • The Times Atlas of the World

Coordinates: 36°45′N 36°20′E / 36.750°N 36.333°E / 36.750; 36.333

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